There is an indirect reference in this article that has a considerable bearing on ID cards, the National Identity Register, and other databases, as quoted below, so I thought this was relevant for discussion:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/jun/2 ... ory-byline
The two-year study concludes that a commitment to the rule of law at home and abroad and a willingness to uphold and protect human rights are fundamental to the legitimacy of a national security strategy.
Their recommendations include:
• Suspected terrorists should be dealt with using the standard criminal justice system;
• Ways need to be found to use intercept evidence in criminal trials without prejudicing national security;
One of the final signatories is Sir David Omand, a former intelligence coordinator for the government who has previously said, "Citizens will have to sacrifice their right to privacy in the fight against terrorism," and has been a driving force for Transformational Government. I wonder what his outlook on the report will be?